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July 14, 2010 10:00 ET

Fright Dome at Circus Circus Partners With Lionsgate® and Twisted Pictures for Second Year to Create Ultimate Haunted Attraction

Two All New Haunted Houses Themed After the Legendary SAW Horror Franchise and Popular Horror Film MY BLOODY VALENTINE

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) -  It's time to play a game... Fright Dome takes over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus beginning Friday, Oct. 1. For the second year, Fright Dome will partner with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures to theme SAW, one of its five haunted houses. Additionally, Lionsgate's MY BLOODY VALENTINE will reveal its horror house this fall. This season Fright Dome is guaranteed to terrify even the bravest of visitors with all new themes and scare zones.

Fright Dome's houses bring together plots from various installments of the legendary horror movie franchise SAW, and the newly added popular horror film, MY BLOODY VALENTINE. Interactive, handcrafted replicas of the "games" set by Jigsaw in the popular SAW saga will be among the many things guests have to look forward to this year. MY BLOODY VALENTINE is currently out on DVD and Lionsgate is expected to release SAW 3D nationwide this Halloween.

"We've always had one of the top haunted attractions in the nation and partnering with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures for a second year will make it bigger and better than ever," said Jason Egan, owner and creator of Fright Dome. "The SAW and MY BLOODY VALENTINE films cut to the core of human fear and we're exploiting that to its fullest potential."

"We are honored for SAW to be a part of Fright Dome for the second year in a row, and eagerly anticipate the reveal of the MY BLOODY VALENTINE haunted house. With the seventh installment of SAW slated to be released this Halloween in 3-D, fans will be immersed in SAW like never before, both through the 3D theatrical experience and in Fright Dome. We are excited to bring the characters and settings of both movie going experiences to the Las Vegas market place, where people from all over the word can take part in the horror," added President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions Jason Constantine.

Egan adds to the excitement and terror of Fright Dome this year by adding three of the world's most notorious and macabre magicians in the all-new "Show of Magic & Horror." Guests can enjoy a combination of shock, illusion, unsettling conjuring and non-stop mayhem from Dixie Dooley, Kevin James and Dan Sperry. Dark and fog-filled, Fright Dome sets a chilling atmosphere with roaming characters, high-powered strobes, multi-colored lasers and five acres of fright made up of all new extreme scare zones, rides, attractions and five haunted houses. No place left unhaunted, demons will descend from the ceiling as guests walk underneath.

"The Adventuredome and Fright Dome partnership has exceeded our expectations and continues to be one of the must-see, haunted attractions in the country year after year," said Don Thrasher, president and chief operating officer of Circus Circus.

Fright Dome is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 1-31 on select nights. General admission tickets are $34.95 and fast pass tickets are available for an additional $15 which allow express line entry for all five haunted houses.

Created from the mind of hauntrepreneur Jason Egan, Fright Dome at Circus Circus has been horrifying the masses since 2003. Egan's 12 years in the industry and passion for all things terrifying culminate to make Fright Dome one of the top haunted attractions in the nation. Each year more than 60,000 people visit the popular attraction. Spread throughout five acres, this haunted theme park features dark, fog-filled attractions complete with ghoulish and gore-clad professional actors. Not appropriate for children under 12, Fright Dome includes roaming scare actors, high-powered strobes, multi-colored lasers and eerie sound effects. For more information, visit or call (702) 794-3939.

Twisted Pictures is helmed by Mark Burg and Oren Koules, and is the horror/thriller division of their company Evolution Entertainment. SAW, one of the most profitable films of 2004, was the first picture released under the Twisted banner. The success of SAW spawned the powerhouse horror franchise with follow ups SAW II, III, and IV, all opening #1 in North America. SAW V and SAW VI continued the unprecedented streak of six consecutive years of a Halloween release, thus propelling the series to the top of the list of horror franchises of all time. October 2010 marks the next chapter of the series with the highly anticipated release of the seventh installment of SAW in 3D. With cutting edge 3D technology, fans will be immersed in the thrilling and gruesome world of Jigsaw.

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is the leading next generation studio with a strong and diversified presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury and an array of channel assets. Its feature film business has generated such recent hits as TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO? and the critically-acclaimed PRECIOUS, which won two Academy Awards®. The Company's home entertainment business has grown to more than 7% market share and is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 13,000 motion picture and television titles that serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

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